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A week in Kinlochewe: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:15 pm
by bootsandpaddles
I bet you are all looking at this post expecting to see wonderful photos of people scrambling over the Horns! :lol: :lol: It was my birthday. I wanted a decent hill day for my birthday – was that too much to ask? For once, high winds were not forecast so we thought we would have a go at Beinn Alligin. We might not be able to see anything but at least we wouldn’t get blown of the Horns. And if the scrambling was exposed we wouldn’t be able to see the drop! 8) Apologies again for the lack of spectacular photos but as you will see the day did not lend itself that well to panoramic views.

The path started at the bridge over the Abhainn Coire Mhic Nobuil and climbed steeply up the hillside to reach a deer fence. So far, so good. Reasonable views across Loch Torridon
Loch Torridon
Loch Torridon
and I can still see Katie.
Crossing the stile
Then up we went into the corrie!

Really there isn’t much more to say about the ascent except to note that you emerge from the corrie onto a plateau, take a bearing and make your way over to the summit. Things got a bit more interesting after that with a steep, scrambly descent to a bealach and then a climb up to the second Munro, Sgurr Mhor. I believe we passed a huge cleft in the hillside.

The best fun starts after Sgurr Mhor with another steep descent and the much anticipated Horns. The first two were easy, the third a bit more difficult but a really enjoyable experience. Even though the rock was very wet it wasn’t that slippery.

The path down to the glen was quite eroded and we had to scramble down some rocky ledges but eventually we were able to see the river and two bridges in the distance :clap: which we crossed on our way back to the car park.
Waterfall near the road

It was still quite early and it wasn’t actually raining so we carried on down the road to Diabaig.
Well worth the trip. :D

Re: A week in Kinlochewe: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:35 pm
by jonny616
Shame about the clag, but i sympathies. I did this walk the other way around in the clag, which i felt was a bonus going over the horns. :lol:

Re: A week in Kinlochewe: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 pm
by skuk007
:) Would agree Diabaig is well worth a visit - not much there, and the road is a bit steep and bendy, but I'd definitely like to go back.